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February 20, 2022

Dallmann Bay, Antarctica

-64.308° S -62.81° E

Brett Monroe Garner, Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Free Air on Select Departures

Benefit from 50+ years of inside know-how

Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Exploring Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to go. See scores of penguins and whales. Fall under the spell of sculptural ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And add the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration. Over 50 years ago, Lars-Eric Lindblad took the first group of "citizen" explorers to Antarctica in 1966. Since then the Lindblad family has operated hundreds of Antarctic expeditions. This is a level of “institutional” experience that ensures your safety and a rich encounter with the region that no one else can offer.

 

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(6) Antarctica Itineraries

NOTE: For expeditions departing April 2024 onward, Day 1 of our itineraries will no longer reflect “departure from the U.S.” and will reflect “arrival to the city” where your expedition begins.  Durations of expeditions will remain unchanged. More details. 

Antarctica

Patagonia

Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

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Duration

20 days
  1. Nov
  2. Dec

From

$21,040

Prices are per person

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Antarctica

Patagonia

Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

Duration

20 days
  1. Nov
  2. Dec

From

$21,040

Top Highlights

  • Seek out Antarctica’s iconic wildlife—including penguins, seals, and killer whales—and marvel at incandescent icebergs using our fleet of kayaks and Zodiacs
  • Navigate Chile’s coastal fjords and explore spectacular Glacier Alley, where monumental glaciers calve into the sea
  • Hike among the snowcapped “horns” of Torres del Paine National Park and enjoy special access to Karukinka Natural Park, the largest protected land area in Tierra del Fuego
  • Cruise the waters of Francisco Coloane Marine Park, searching for the humpback whales and dolphins that inhabit this vast marine reserve

Special Offers

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

Antarctica

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

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Duration

24 days
  1. Feb
  2. Mar
  3. Nov

From

$27,200

Prices are per person

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Antarctica

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

Duration

24 days
  1. Feb
  2. Mar
  3. Nov

From

$27,200

Top Highlights

  • Trace the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s fateful journey in 1914 aboard Endurance, and toast his gravesite in South Georgia
  • See three distinct regions and benefit from our 50 years of experience here
  • Early November departures on all ships offer the possibility to cross-country ski and showshoe across the frozen sea ice, conditions permitting
  • Create incredible images of the ice and vast penguin colonies with help from a National Geographic photographer

Special Offers

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS
  • TRAVEL TO BOTH POLES AND SAVE 20% OFF YOUR SECOND VOYAGE

Antarctica

New and Noteworthy

New Epic Antarctica: From the Peninsula to the Ross Sea & Beyond

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Duration

35 days
  1. Jan
  2. Dec

From

$52,990

Prices are per person

Special Offers (2)
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Antarctica

New and Noteworthy

New Epic Antarctica: From the Peninsula to the Ross Sea & Beyond

Duration

35 days
  1. Jan
  2. Dec

From

$52,990

Top Highlights

  • Discover four stunningly beautiful wilderness regions aboard the ultimate polar ship, which provides unprecedented access, opens up unexplored opportunities in polar environments, and makes polar travel safe, smooth, thrilling, and luxurious
  • Sail through the Ross Sea, one of the most remote regions on the planet, including the Ross Ice Shelf, the world’s largest ice shelf, approximately the size of France
  • View 100,000 pairs of king penguins on remote Macquarie Island
  • By special permit, sail for three days in the rarely seen remote subantarctic Islands, considered ‘bird-central’ and an ornithologist’s dream

Special Offers

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

Antarctica

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

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Duration

14 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$15,380

Prices are per person

Special Offers (4)
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Antarctica

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

Duration

14 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$15,380

Top Highlights

  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists celebrating Lindblad’s 50-plus years of expedition heritage
  • Hike on magnificent mountains and see huge glaciers, plus observe thousands of penguins: gentoos, Adelie, and chinstrap
  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby
  • Zodiac cruise in ice-choked channels and land on distant shores to explore on foot
  • Early November departures offer the possibility to cross-country ski or snowshoe across the frozen sea ice, conditions permitting

Special Offers

  • FREE AIR ON SELECT DATES
  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS
  • TRAVEL TO BOTH POLES AND SAVE 20% OFF YOUR SECOND VOYAGE

Expedition Highlights

Exploring Antarctica, the wildness of South Georgia, and the rugged Falklands should be a pinnacle event in any traveler's life. Key to your experience is our fleet: top-tier Ice Class vessels, purpose designed and built to venture deep into the ice in comfort and safety. Go with an expedition team hand-picked for their knowledge of polar natural history and their ice skills, with state-of-the-art tools at your fingertips for unparalleled exploration. Observe the antics of penguins. Kayak ice-choked waters. Hike a hillside for a spectacular, otherworldly view of massive ice sheets. Search for whales, and see leopard seals lounging on the ice. Go with the freedom to choose how you want to explore.

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When you travel with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, you'll enjoy exclusive experiences on every departure, featuring renowned individuals from the worlds of science, exploration, literature, music, photography, culture, and more—thoughtfully curated to enrich your expedition.

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Discover

Discover Antarctica

Glass calm seas and warm air greeted the morning in the Beagle Channel. A suite of sea birds flew by in the morning light as sea lions passed us by. Taking the same route Darwin took on the namesake ship of this channel, it’s easy to see what aspects of the natural world might have captivated him here.

Steve Backus, Naturalist, January 21, 2022

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Very much enjoyed the presentation by the killer whale researchers, and your efforts to support their work are laudable. Photo guidance and inspiration were HELPFUL. I actually learned things I could apply to future trips! Finally, your efforts to locate and maneuver to find wildlife added immensely to the experience.

Lisa B.

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On my first visit to Antarctica, I didn’t sleep for two days—I was so mesmerized as our ship crunched through the sea ice. It was unending ice. The size, the shapes, the color.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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